Spiritual friendship? What does that even mean? The book description of Becoming Gertrude: How Our Friendships Shape Our Faith by Janice Peterson said the author “uses the term spiritual friendship to capture this idea of journeying with others through life, sharing experiences and wisdom and seeking God together.” Curious, I read the book and found… Continue reading What is Spiritual Friendship?
“What a beautiful idea,” I thought as I read the Hello Mornings Bible Study on women of the Bible. After reading through the account of Abigail, Nabal and David, the study asked us to reflect on what situations we might need to seek God’s guidance and provision for today. Then we were encouraged to pray… Continue reading Have You Prayed for Courage in Your Faith?
It’s Good Friday, the day Jesus died to redeem a fallen race and more specifically, one woman who is perpetually struggling to get organized, be more patient with her children and become less of a perfectionist. It’s a day that I struggle once again to comprehend the magnitude of what He suffered on my behalf.… Continue reading How to Say Thank You at Easter
When we get to heaven and take our place by Jesus’ side, when we ask some of the most burning questions we’ve ever had, when we listen in awe as He tells us “The Plan”, I imagine these reactions: A hush falling over the gathering of friends and family. Sacred silence as we absorb in… Continue reading When We Get To Heaven And Find The Answers
Almost exactly one month after the day we thought we lost our three cats, we truly did say good-bye to one. Several days ago one of our cats became extremely sick suddenly and had to be euthanized. This lead to conversations about Heaven with my five-year-old. It’s been a sad but good teaching moment, a… Continue reading Four Things I’m Looking Forward To In Heaven
After writing about how I need to make steps to improve my family’s health and trusting God to help us through it, I was inspired to dig deeper into what God has to say about our health and the way we care for our bodies. How exactly does God look at health care? Does… Continue reading What Does God Say About Our Health Care?
For quite some time I’ve been wrestling with the need to make better choices for our family’s health, both in the products we use and the food we consume. I don’t consider myself a big health nut but I admit I do like to make educated decisions when possible. 🙂 I always used to think… Continue reading Trusting God With Our Family Health Care Decisions
We hear inspiring stories of children’s answered prayers but how often do we hear stories about moms’ answered prayers? Do we actually believe God cares about and will answer our little prayers as much as He cares about an innocent child’s? Let me tell you about my answered prayer. Ever since the day we picked… Continue reading How I Know God Answers Moms’ Prayers Too (And How We Found Our Kitties)
Isn’t it just amazing to think that God actually designed us and our children to compliment each other and work together and love each other? Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it, that’s for sure! When one child is constantly pushing our buttons and soon another child joins in, it can be pretty hard to believe… Continue reading When You’re Not Sure You Signed Up For This
After sharing part of this story in my Sunday school class this morning during our lesson on witnessing, I decided to share it here too. I wrote it the day this happened, a few weeks before Christmas. I still think of the young mom who smiled at me that day and pray she is blessed! I… Continue reading The Imperfect Mom